World’s fattest man loses 330kg and finds love – Ο παχύτερος άνθρωπος στον κόσμο έχασε 330 κιλά και βρήκε την αγάπη

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Former world’s fattest man sheds 48 stone and finds love  after American woman spotted him on obesity documentary

  • Paul Mason of Ipswich, Suffolk, weighed  70 stone at his heaviest
  • Mason, 52, lost more than half his body  weight after NHS surgery
  • He has now found love with Rebecca  Mountain, of Orange, Massachusetts
  • He hopes that the pair will get to meet  in person after speaking online

He was once the world’s fattest man weighing  in at a staggering 70 stone and consuming a mammoth 20,000 calories a  day.

But it seems that after losing 48 stone  following NHS surgery, it’s not just Paul Mason’s health that has a more  promising outlook – his weight loss may have also boosted his love  life.

Mr Mason has only known his new girlfriend  Rebecca Mountain for a month and the pair are yet to meet, but already the  52-year old claims that Miss Mountain is the love of his life.

The former postman, of Ipswich, Suffolk,  said: ‘I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together.

‘I can’t think about anyone else and nor can  she.’

The pair met online last month when Miss  Mountain, of Orange, near Boston, Massachusetts, saw a television documentary  about Mr Mason’s extreme obesity – the result, he says, of overeating when a  previous relationship ended.

She was so touched by his plight that Miss  Mountain got in touch via Facebook keen to help Mr Mason in his bid to get the  NHS to pay for a second operation to rid him of layers of excess  skin.

Mr Mason said: ‘She watched my documentary  and thought “I want to help to find this chap help”.’

‘She didn’t really think anything  romantically to start with, she just wanted to help me find someone who will  operate.

‘I was a bit cautious to start with but as  soon as I met her on Skype I felt at ease. We talked for four-and-a-half  hours.

‘I didn’t know anything about her but we  talked all about her life and how she wants to help me.’

‘It wasn’t until the second conversation that  I realised there was more there than just friends.

‘She felt the same and brought up the idea of  us being boyfriend and girlfriend.’

Mr Mason says that he doesn’t go for looks  and finds Miss Mountain’s determined attitude particularly  attractive.

‘We became really close friends and now we  are boyfriend and girlfriend.

‘She really wants to come over and see me and  I am just desperate to meet her face-to-face, I am so excited.

‘It is her personality, her drive and passion  and she has a lovely smile that made me fall for her.

‘Like me she is a very determined person, I  really adore that quality in her.

‘It was hard for me to accept to start with  because part of me is still trapped in this loose skin and I find it hard to  understand how anyone can see through that.

‘We share the same ideas, interests, and  outlook on life and she has made me look at life in a new way.

‘I’m more determined than ever to get this  operation and enjoy my life with her.

‘For a long time I couldn’t really see light  at the end of the tunnel.

‘But since Rebecca’s been in my life I’ve got  a whole new sense of worth and excitement.’

Mr Mason ballooned to his incredible  size by  eating ten times the amount needed by a normal man due to a  compulsive eating  disorder.

He claimed his binge eating began in his 20s  at the time of his father’s death and a  deterioration in his mother’s  health.

Mr Mason quit his job as a postman when his  weight prevented him from completing his deliveries.

As his weight soared he was left unable  to  stand or walk before finally becoming bed-ridden and being looked  after full  time by council carers.

Firefighters had to demolish the front  wall  of his former home so they could drive a fork lift truck inside to  lift him out  and put him into an ambulance when he needed a hernia  operation in  2002.

Mr Mason was later given a purpose-built  housing association home with extra wide doorways so he could move  around.

His care bill cost taxpayers an estimated  £100,000 a year and is believed to have topped £1million.

At the height of his food addiction, he  was  gorging an entire packet of bacon, four sausages and four eggs  complete with  bread and hash browns for breakfast.

He would then eat quadruple portions of  fish  and chips along with two kebabs for lunch followed by a roast  dinner, curries  or pizza and more chips in the evening.



One Response

  1. don’t try running down the stairs, we are all different, but children deserve our time, and they are the ones that have the seeds as they say,

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